New Essay Examines Disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street

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Leading Main Street voice, Jim Blasingame, reveals why "There's a reckoning coming." SBN

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It's time for Corporate America to take a page out of the small business playbook and come back to Main Street. --Jim Blasingame

In an essay published today by American City Business Journals, internationally recognized expert on small business and entrepreneurship, Jim Blasingame, reveals why the U.S. economy hasn’t grown from recovery to expansion since the 2008 financial crisis. He poses questions about the direction of 21st century capitalism and warns those who think long term economic growth can be sustained without nurturing “the Golden Goose,” as Blasingame defines it. And he reveals how to get all marketplace participants working together again to avoid the reckoning he warns about.

Read the full essay at A comment link is available at the end of the essay.

Blasingame is president of Small Business Network, Inc., syndicated radio host of The Small Business Advocate® Show, syndicated columnist and author of the award-winning book, “The Age of the Customer®: Prepare for the Moment of Relevance.” American City Business Journals is America’s premier print and digital publisher of local business news. Millions of readers count on ACBJ for their business news each week from 40 publications and websites.

“It’s time for Corporate America to take a page out of the small business playbook and come back to Main Street,” writes Blasingame. "Long-term performance for the shareholder can only be sustained when prime fealty is to the customer and other Main Street stakeholders, rather than just to the 90 day conference call and the share price."

Blasingame represents millions of small businesses and the Main Street economy with reference to, and questions for such venerable scholars as Adam Smith (“Wealth of Nations,” 1776), Nobel Laureate Milton Freedman, management guru, Peter Drucker, Financial Times of London commentator, Martin Wolf and former Fed Chairman, Ben Bernanke.

What others have said about Blasingame’s essay:

  • “Brilliantly powerful, disturbing and alerting.” Joel Barker, futurist, author, film maker.
  • “Explains many of the issues bedeviling American culture and business,” Gary Moore, investment advisor and former Wall Street executive.
  • “Blasingame is superb on this topic,” Ted Fishman, veteran journalist, essayist and former member, Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
  • “Millions of people want answers to the questions Jim asks.” Grace-Marie Turner, Galen Institute.
  • “Jim’s positions are compelling and clear.” Tom Asacker, international brand strategist.

Blasingame is available to discuss the historical and contemporary importance of Main Street businesses in the full recovery of the economy, as well as the disconnect between Wall Street and the Main Street. Contact Davonna Hickman, 888-823-2366, dsb(at)jbsba(dot)com, to book Jim Blasingame.

Jim Blasingame is an internationally recognized thought-leader and expert on small business and entrepreneurship. He is president of Small Business Network, Inc. (SBN) and creator and award-winning host of the nationally-syndicated, weekday radio program, The Small Business Advocate® Show since 1997.

In addition to his syndicated radio show, which is simulcast worldwide on the Internet, Blasingame is the author of three books, including the multiple award-winning book, "The Age of The Customer: Prepare for the Moment of Relevance" (SBN Books, 2014) and a syndicated columnist for newspapers, American City Business Journals,,, He is a high-energy keynote speaker on the 21st century marketplace. Small Business Network, Inc. produces and distributes multi-media small business content worldwide.

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